Reviews

  • "It is surprising how few books there are on the history of fruits. Few topics can be more satisfyingly whole or surprisingly rich - more fruitful, in short. The pineapple's 500-year recorded history leads first-time author Fran Beauman to explore linguistics, social and economic history, colonialism, the industrial revolution, stone masonry, gardening technology and much more...Beauman jauntily rides the pineapple on through history."

    Zoe Strimpel, Financial Times
  • "Beauman's lively book is jam-packed with details..As Beauman concludes, the pineapple's tantalising exoticism its unique shape, heady perfume, lip-stinging juices and cultural resonance ensures it remains emphatically the king of fruits"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "Beauman's enthusiasm for her subject gives the book an admirable dynamism"

    Sunday Telegraph